January 31, 2018

Landscape Architecture for Adding Value to your Huntington Property

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Great landscaping means more than just decorating your Huntington, NY, property with trees and flowers. Smart landscaping will help you make an investment that increases the resale value of your residence. Here are the types of landscape architecture to consider for your residence for massive returns:

Build a Deck or a Patio

According to Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report, adding a wooden deck leads to a high return on investment, at around 87%. A paved patio will cost less than building a wooden deck, but in the long run, concrete pavers are more cost-effective as they have a longer lifespan, are more resistant to weather conditions, and require less care than wood. You can’t go wrong with concrete patios or wooden decks since they are both high on the wish list for homeowners and buyers.

Invest in a Pergola

Often overlooked, these structures cover your patio or deck area, create shade, and add more space for greenery and lighting. Pergolas are a quick and easy solution for increasing the value of your home. Usually built from wood, pergolas are wanted by nearly 83% of homeowners and buyers. Aside from beautifying your outdoor space, pergolas with corbels and louvers especially, offer a 50 to 60% return on initial investment. These charming structures provide a functional, better organized area that contributes to your property’s market value.

Stone Veneer Structures

The use of stone veneer for walls, fireplaces, steps, and other verticals has increased over the past few years. Aside from its beauty and easy installation, this material serves as a protective layer to the exterior of the structure, prolonging its durability. When it comes to adding more value to your home, stone veneer ranks as the material with the second highest return on investment, with a return as high as 92.9%. Its elegant appearance will create sophisticated structures whose aesthetics will last for many years after installation.

Fire Pit or Fireplace

Adding popular landscape features to your home is a sure way to add value, and fire pits and fireplaces are a definite draw card for buyers. Fire features can be built from different materials, including concrete and natural stone. The better the design, the greater the value added.

Outdoor Lighting

Properly installed, well-planned outdoor lighting can increase the value of your home by adding curb appeal, safety, and ambience to your landscape. Outdoor lighting makes your home more attractive to visitors because of the relaxed atmosphere it provides.


When it comes to adding a pool or a hot tub to your backyard, there a few key things to think about. Some buyers may consider maintaining a pool a burden, so unless you live in a high-end neighborhood where all of the surrounding houses sport pools and not having one will negatively affect the value of your home, building a pool might not be the best idea. However, a pool can be an excellent investment and drawcard for upmarket buyers.


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